Houston Marine Offering 5 Day ECDIS Course

HOUSTON MARINE ANNOUNCES A 5 DAY ECDIS COURSE COMMENCING OCT 15-19. Please contact us at lc@houstonmarine.com or 1-800-947-7737

Houston Marine International Training Center, Kenner Location, has added the following to our course listing:

[B]ECDIS….Electronic Chart Display Information System. [/B]

EDCIS is a computer-based navigation information system that complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations and can be used as an alternative to paper nautical charts.

ECDIS provides continuous position and navigational safety information. The system generates audible and/or visual alarms when the vessel is in proximity to navigational hazards.

ECDIS (as defined by IHO Publications S-52 and S-57) is an approved marine navigational chart and information system, which is accepted as complying with the conventional paper charts required by Regulation V/19 of the 1974 IMO SOLAS Convention. as amended. The performance requirements for ECDIS are defined by IMO and the consequent test standards have been developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in International Standard IEC 61174.
[B]Our first class will kick off OCT 15-19…[/B]

Very good progress HM made, any other plan to increase classes like Ballast Cotrol Course or something?